Ru Paul’s Drag Race 13 kicked of this week and viewers were introduced to Tina Burner. So, why do fans think she was in NSYNC?
Season 13 premiered on January 1st, on VHI and Netflix, and quickly became the franchise’s most watched episode ever. One queen that’s caught the attention of fans is Tina Burner, who is unsubtly named after musical legend Tina Turner, and beat out two contestants in a lip sync battle.
The contestant behind Tina Burner is Kristian Seeber, a 39-year-old from New York. According to some reports, Kristian dated Graham Norton in the early 2000s, but that’s not the only interesting part of Tina Burner’s background.
She was in a boy band
Throughout the episode, various jokes were made that hinted towards Tina Burner being a part of a boy band. She said she was signed to Universal Records and was 19 at the time of the band.
Unsurprisingly, fans have been eager to find out what ban Tina Burner was in, and whether or not they had a poster of her on their wall.
Guesses have ranged from One Direction (seriously?) to Menudo, but one common guess has been NSYNC.
Was Tina Burner in NSYNC?
Fans of NSYNC will be able to tell you straight away that Tina Burner wasn’t in NSYNC, with the members being Justin Timberlake, JV Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass.
Although the guess isn’t too far off, with Tina Burner’s band looking eerily similar to NSYNC (didn’t every band in the 90s, though?). The white outfits and frosted tips this time belong to 5th Ring.
Tina Burner’s boy band was named 5th Ring and had one song titled Can’t Say in 2001. The song even had a version recorded by the band in Spanglish.